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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is set to claim compensation from WADA for batsman Kusal Janith Perera following his wrong conviction for the use of a banned steroid.
“The ICC committee asked for a report and we made a submission on his behalf to claim all his costs incurred including legal and medical in order to prove his innocence, ” SLC chairman Thilanga Sumathipala told reporters here today.
He said the amount will be determined after Perera’s return from England tour day after tomorrow.
“The ICC and Sri Lanka are together on this,” Sumathipala said adding that WADA will be asked to pay compensation by the ICC.
“This has never happened before in the history of world cricket,” Sumathipala added.
Perera was tested positive in a lab test which was later overturned on appeal by the player, saying the lab had erred.
However, the ban caused Perera to miss the ICC World T20 in February.
When he was cleared to play in May it was already too late for Perera to be in the Test tour of England.
He played in the last Test match as a late replacement in the injury hit Sri Lanka team.